Covid-19: 34 More Test Positive, J&K Tally At 775

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Health workers write bio-date of a fruit vendor before being tested for the COVID-19 at fruit Mandi Srinagar. KO File Photo: Abid Bhat

Srinagar– Thirty four more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, taking the number of the Covid-19 patients in J&K to 775, said an official.

“Thirty four new cases have been reported from Jammu and Kashmir in the last 24 hours,” the official said adding that two patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals.

Of fresh cases, 32 were reported from Kashmir and two from Jammu division.

In Kashmir, 11 cases were reported each from Srinagar and Anantnag districts, five from Shopian, three Kupwara and one each from Ganderbal and Kulgam districts.  Two cases were reported from Jammu district.

The total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir has now risen to 775.

Of the total number of cases reported so far, 710 are from Kashmir and 65 from Jammu. Eight people (seven In Kashmir and one In Jammu) have died and 322 patients (269 from Kashmir and 53 from Jammu) have recovered. The number of active cases stands at 445 (434 in Kashmir and 11 in Jammu).

More than 82,000 people have been kept under surveillance including those who are either in government established quarantine facilities or in home isolation.

Fresh Curbs on Civil Movement from 7 PM to 7 AM

In view of the movement of Stranded persons from outside the valley, the busses carrying them are entering the valley mostly after 6.00 PM.  These stranded passengers have to follow various SOPs  with regard to COVID-19 management. These persons are being dispatched to their respective districts mostly after 7.00 PM which has necessitated that there shall be no civil movement from 7.00 PM to 7.00 AM.

Accordingly the District Magistrates have imposed restrictions during these night hours. The people have accordingly been advised not to venture out of their homes during night hours so that the stranded passenger can reach their destination in a hassle free manner.

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